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-bills bridges. her best friends, john mccain and lindsey graham. they are in a very different place. bill manages to come back. he always was an effective economic president. he almost redeems himself by bringing peace to the middle east. she is doing incredibly important work in new york but her life is -- she becomes in a sense an independent person one more time. they are still in love but now she is the person in charge and her career is at stake. we have never had this kind of story in the american white house. we have never had this kind of personal chemistry, personal chemistry which both incredibly and riches our understanding of what took place during those years and also leaves us with an abundance of unanswered questions. now is your turn to ask the questions and i will try to answer. [applause] >> if you have a question for professor chafe please come to the microphone and asked it as a question, no statements of opposition unless it is my introduction which is appropriate. >> i can see very many hands. people will be walking up to the microphone. not that i want 400 questions
connell, john cornyn, lindsey graham, saxby chambliss. now, if you're mitch mcconnell and we've been sitting there for years ago we would have had unanimity that niche was keening of the republican party in kentucky. and that was not even a contest for who was the utterly acknowledged leader. and we get to the 2010 elections and he put every resource he could to every attempt, every string he could pull to keep rand paul from winning the republican nomination. and failed mr. luther if your looking at this from mcconnell's perspective, knowing that several other republicans who ran for the senate this time would not promise going in that they would support mitch mcconnell, and you know that you have the potential for a primary challenge at portage and no longer controlled, your willingness to compromise on some of these critical issues may be itself compromised. if you're john cornyn, you would've stayed out of the race for the republican nomination for the senate this time around, but you sat back and watched as the very conservative and powerful lieutenant governor, the most powerful figure
connell, john cornyn, lindsey graham, saxby chambliss. if you are mitch mcconnell and we have been sitting here four years ago we would have had unanimity that mitch was king of the republican party in kentucky and there was not even a -- for the utterly acknowledged leader and then we get to the 2010 elections and he put every resource he could and every attempt, it every string he could pull to keep rand paul from winning the republican nomination and failed miserably. if you are looking at this from mcconnell's perspective knowing that several of the republicans who ran for the senate this time would not promise going in that they would support mitch mcconnell, and you know that you have the potential for a primary challenge and a party you no longer control, your willingness to compromise on some of these critical issues may be itself compromise. if you are john cornyn you would have stayed out of the race in the republican nomination for the senate this time around but you sat back and watched as the very conservative and powerful figure in the state was beaten from one end of the state to
. senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said today they want to have watergate style hearings on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and said that if you nominate susan rice to be secretary of state they will do everything in their power to block her nomination as the sender granted, he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice at what she said about benghazi. i would like your reaction to that. and with those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> for salon not going to comment at this point on various nominations that i will put forward to fill up my cabinet for the second term but those are things that are still being discussed. but let me say specifically about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with scale and professionalism and toughness and grace. -- with scale. as i said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to for. if senator mccain and senator graham and
as the reverend billy graham is both managers and the president of the publishing company, which published at nhs. in addition to meetings, press conferences and speeches before political parties come african history of pat and our trash to a whirlwind of dinners, receptions and presentations. her responsibilities on the trip very seriously. duly noted in her biography, the cynic could be a christmas day over her briefing notes and organize them as to the upcoming trip. although the state department and staff prepared remarks for her, she went over them, making changes where she felt necessary inhabiting point she wanted to have a size. in liberia she placed her hopes by noticing how pressed she was by the considerable development that occurs since her last visit in 1857. and, she traveled to pay her respects to 83-year-old chief policy on who she met during the vice presidential visit. he told her she had forged a friendship between the american people that not even a lion could rake, end quote. before she left she spoke for the national assembly, delivering a rare speech. in each of the countri
in mind for 2014. among those that are up in 2014, mitch mcconnell, john cornyn, lindsey graham, saxby chambliss if we were sitting here four years ago we would have unanimity that he was the king of the republican party in kentucky and there wasn't even a contest for who was the elder li acknowledged leader, then we get to the 2010 elections and he put every resource that he could come every attempt come every string he could pull to keep rand paul from running and winning miserably. if you look at this from mccaul's perspectives note that several of the republicans that ran for the senate this time wouldn't promise going in that they would support mitch mcconnell. and you know that you have the potential for a primary challenge in a party that you no longer control. your willingness to compromise on some of these critical issues may be itself compromised. if you are john cornyn, you would have stayed out of the race for the republican nomination for the senate this time around but you sat back and watched as the conservative and powerful lieutenant governor, the most powerful togethe
bradley graham, co-owner of politics & prose with my wife melissa. on behalf of the entire staff, i would like to welcome me you here. before turning to our guest author, i would just like to say a word about an important event coming up this april. it is being called world book night and it is an ambitious attempt to hand out 1 million free books around the united states. you can read about how this amazing effort is being organized, and sign up to get involved yourself at us.worldbooknight.org. the deadline is tonight, but there is still time after this event. now, a word about our guest this evening, paula broadwell. also, vernon loeb. and the new book, "all in: the education of david petraeus." paula was given unusual access to him and brought his story up today. as she writes early in the book, one of his most important mentors, general jack galvin, talk to him about the concept of the big "m", which stood for individual mystique or mythology. the troops need to be able to make their command bigger than they are. petraeus has sold -- stood out as a leader. on the battlefield, he is t
and reverend billy graham and mrs. johnson, the wife of the president of the johnson publishing co. which published ebony and jack. in addition to official meetings, press conferences and speeches before political parties the africans treated pat and her entourage to reception. pat took her responsibilities very seriously. noted in her biography of her mother, she snuck away from family activities on christmas day to go over her briefing notes and organize her thoughts for the upcoming trip although the state department and staff prepared remarks for her she went over them, making changes where she felt necessary and highlighting points wanted to emphasize. in liberia she pleased her host by noticing how impressed shearwaters by the considerable development that had occurred since her last visit in 1957. gonna, she traveled into the hills to pay her respects to 83-year-old chief who she had met in the vice-presidential visit. he told her that she had forged a friendship between the american and gone up people that, quote, not even a client could break. before she left gonna she spoke befo
on themselves. what are your great? are you going to pass the test? graham for the next exhibit in the model we're describing we are starting to see in a lot of schools let's focus everyone on each other. you go at your own pace, you might be had, that's great. but you also have a chance to reengage with some students who might be having difficulty. there's two things, one come you're going to be helping student but even better, when you explain that, hopefully you develop your ability to explain you will learn the material better and you will learn to communicate. that is measurable. you rate each other. you have people write assessments. he understood his buddies spoke of a fast. you can be thought that aspect. so i will do much transcript of the future, an essay of the future, like actually now, is yeah, you have your test scores. your test scores would show competency. they wouldn't be great. i understand algebra. i have renewed i know all chipper a well. here's my writing. i do have a portfolio of your creative work. multiple dimension. and you have reduced in people that you helped saying
to senators that have joined me in this effort, senator blumenthal, senator grassley, senator graham, senator blunt, senator johnson, senator levin, senator murray and senator moran who have cosponsored this resolution recognizing and supporting the goals of national adoption month, and in a variety of different ways, not only by passing this resolution, which we hope will be hotlined sometime in the very near future both through the senate and the house, but by participating in a variety of different events at home and here in washington to really raise awareness and call attention to the needs of so many -- first of all, to the awareness that there are, in fact, orphans in america. children who their parental rights have been terminated or children who have literally lost both parents and don't have an able or willing relative and are in great need of a family. and you know these children, mr. president, you've been very active in the issue of child welfare. so we have several events throughout this month. one of them is national adoption day. that's going to take place this november, alway
, you know, where the president was being pressured by john mccain, lindsey graham, greg, kenya people on the hill go faster. and the president spent a little more time to make sure that there was consensus in the region, resolution from the united nations that gave legitimacy, and partners willing to share the burden to get something meaningful done, which was the transition, difficult as it is, that is underway in libya. that's the way the united states prefers to do business. the more we can do it that way, it reinforces our policies. it reinforces our values, and that probably is the most meaningful thing we can do in terms of promoting outcomes that have public diplomacy at their heart. >> i was going to say, if you don't have the benefit of the doubt, just let public -- [inaudible] >> let me conclude by asking you a yes or no question. looking forward for years, over the next four years, is there any realistic chance of significant reform, we organization of public diplomacy, or significant increase for public diplomacy? >> yes, yes, no. >> which one is the no? >> possibly the bb
cain, senator kelly ayotte of new hampshire, senator lindsey graham of south carolina, you know, took the scare tour and talked about shipbuilding, talked about military bases, talked about defense consulting firms in northern virginia, um, that argument didn't fly in the elections even though they tried to pin these potential effects on president obama. he carried virginia. and i think the reason for that is that the potential effects were not as deep as advertised. people didn't go into the voting booth saying, oh, my goodness, we're going to fall into the ocean if this change in our budget goes forward. part of it is because it's a lot smaller than suggested, part of it is because the contractors are still doing quite well, certainly better than we are. for example, a company like lockheed martin has tens of billions of dollars in backlog that they can work through. there's billions of dollars already in the pipeline in the government that they will receive. any cuts that occur will phase in over time. they're not going to happen on january 2nd. so for these reasons and the fact that the cut
was being pressured by john mccain, lindsey graham, key people on the hill go faster and the president spent a little more time to make sure that it was consensus when the region resolution from the united nations gave a legitimate say and partners willing to share the burden to get something meaningful done. which was the transition difficult as it is, that it's underway in libya. that's the way the united states prefers to do business. more the we can do that with way. it reinforces our policy and value. that probably is the most meaningful thing we can do in terms of promoting outcomes that have public diplomacy at their heart. >> paul quick. >> you can't do inform they if you don't have the benefit of the doubt of the public policy which is what the world is about. >> let me conclude by asking you a yes or no question. looking forward over the next four years, is there any realistic chance of significant reform to -- reorganization of public policy apparatus, or significant increase in funding? for public diplomacy. >> yes, yes, no. >> which one is the no? >> bbg organization possibly fu
ayotte, and also senator lindsey graham about in gaza. you can follow that live on c-span. also, later today john boehner, the speaker of the house has a news conference coming up. that will be a 5 p.m. eastern. we want to point out here on c-span2 coming up at 1:30 p.m., it will be the first news conference since the election for president obama. we'll have live coverage of that and take a phone call reaction as well. to austin, texas. now let's go to roseville -- i hope i got that right on the republican line. go ahead. >> caller: hi. i would like to say that nancy pelosi means leader, is horrible. she was leader last time. what she says and what she does is two different things. she spoke about when barack obama got elected the first, the first time in 2008, this is all going to be a about jobs, jobs, jobs, and they didn't focus on jobs. they pushed through the health care bill, and then she gets up there all the time. she is nervous, she's family, she's bumbling. she's just going to do what she wants but she doesn't look out for the people. she doesn't care. she just doesn't goes a
in the proposal that senator graham and i laid out in broad structure -- >> 2007 bill. >> yeah. last time. and what happened was, obviously, the other side of the aisle said we're not doing immigration reform. i think they're going to want to do it now. but that's at the top of the list, because the nation demands it, needs it and, again, i think in the exit polls two-thirds of americans basically agreed with the concept of real immigration reform along those lines, you know, wasn't in any detail in an exit poll, but the basic thrust of the question would lead you to belief that they would agree with -- believe that they would owe with that proposal. second thing we have to do both candidates, president obama, governor romney, talked about making us more energy independent. there are a lot of things we can do that might lead to compromise. first, two things have been done by the administration that people forget about, the cafe standards when fully implemented will reduce the need of importing oil for gasoline. isn't that incredible? and the greenhouse gas standards have really changed th
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